300 jobs to Barnwell

By: Diane Cho Email
By: Diane Cho Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock, August 7, 2007

BARNWELL, S.C.---Gov. Mark Sanford was in Barnwell today for a big job announcement. Elkay Cabinet Division announced this morning that they will be bringing 300 jobs to Barnwell County.

Elkay Cabinets is part of Elkay Manufacturing Company. They make cabinets for Lowe's, Home Depot, and a midwestern company. They ship their product throughout the US and also have shops in Mexico.

The company plans to create around 300 jobs in the Barnwell area over the next 2 years.

Elkay looked into seven states as possibilities for the expansion, and it was very competitive, but they say Barnwell is a great area because of the rural location and small community feel, as well as access to good workers.

The facility will be housed in an old factory in Barnwell. Renovations to that building will begin shortly, and production will begin there in mid-2008.


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  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Aug 7, 2007 at 01:17 PM
    Me too. A job a year!
  • by Steve Location: N. Augusta on Aug 7, 2007 at 01:13 PM
    I assumed it was a typo...just found it kinda humorous.
  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Aug 7, 2007 at 12:36 PM
    That was the typo of the century on my part. Sorry! It now reads 2 years, which is correct.
  • by Steve Location: N. Augusta on Aug 7, 2007 at 12:15 PM
    300 jobs over the next 300 years...now thats a pretty wide window to work with
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